Double your contribution to the DMSEF through your company match program
This is a great way to double your contribution to the DMSEF, without it costing you anything. It’s free money. All you have to do is ask for it.
Many companies have a “matching” program where they will match some portion of their employee’s contributions to special or non-profit organizations such as the DMSEF. An example might be that the company will give 50% of what the employee has contributed, up to a maximum of $2000. So if the employee gives $1000, the company will give $500, for a total of $1500 to the DMSEF.
Companies may also provide “volunteer grants” where the company will make a donation to an organization where their employee spends time volunteering.
Other programs exist, but may not be as good. For example, a charitable giving program typically automatically deducts a selected amount of money from employee’s paychecks and sends the contribution to the organization. It may not necessarily include any matching contribution from the employeer.
If your company is not available in the list above, please contact your company to see if they have a corporate match program for charitable contributions. Once again, we thank you and your firm for your partnership in our community.
There are many companies that the parents of our children work who provide matching contributions to the DMSEF. These firms will match every dollar contributed to the DMSEF from their employee, or in some cases a portion of the contribution, up to a pre-determined maximum amount. An example of this is as follows. The company will give 50% of what the employee has contributed, up to a maximum amount of $500.
In addition, companies do facilitate their employee’s charitable giving through the offering of payroll deduction. The company automatically deducts the selected amount of money from the employee’s paycheck and sends the contribution to the DMSEF.
No matter what method you select and your company subsequently offers, the DMSEF is glad to offer our parents the option and opportunity to utilize our corporate match program.
Please contact your company to see if they have a corporate match program for charitable contributions. Once again, we thank you and your firm for your partnership in our community.
Companies that provide Corporate Match Contributions to the DMSEF
Many companies will match your contribution to the DMSEF. For every dollar you give to the DMSEF, the company would also give a dollar, or some portion of a dollar, up to a maximum amount. A typical example is that a company will give 50% of what you do, up to a maximum of $500. So if you contribute $400, then the company would contribute $200, for a total donation of $600. Why would companies do this? Many companies want to do something good for the community, or send a message that they care about things that are important to their clients. Giving money to our schools is an excellent way to show that they care.
Companies may help facilitate their employee’s charitable giving by offering a program that automatically deducts a certain amount of money from the employee’s pay and contributes it to a charitable organization of the employee’s choice. This type of program may be called an “Employee Charitable Contributions Campaign” or an automatic “Disbursement of Employee Funds” or something similar. These type of programs are certainly helpful, but may not necessarily be a “corporate match” program, as the company may or may not match any of the funds that employees contribute.
Having corporations match what you give is a great way to get more money to our schools, without costing you anything extra! Check with your company today to see if they will match your donation to the DMSEF. If your company doesn’t have a matching program yet, tell them how they can start one. Let’s all work together for our schools.
Known companies that provide corporate matches to the DMSEF